Roxie Roz Burlesque is a burlesque collective of performers who celebrate the art of the tease in both vintage and contemporary styles embracing all genres of striptease. Our performers are dancers, drag artists, singers, comedians, poets, actors, film makers, visual artists and beyond. Roxie Roz serves as a conduit it in the arts community and we aim to bring burlesque representation to all creative mediums and forms of philanthropy.


This November, Roxie Roz is partnering with Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media to curate the exciting program: BESHERT/DESTINY: AN INEVITABLE EVENING OF BURLESQUE, STORYTELLING, AND SHORT FILMS. Live Streamed on CineSend @ 7 PM on November 14, 2021

Program Description:
The Jewish concept of beshert usually refers to the idea that each of us has a “soulmate” or an “other half” we were destined for. In fact, the literal translation of beshert from Yiddish means “destiny.” Do you believe in destiny? Are you convinced that we are preordained to meet the people that we meet, love the people that we love, and live the life that we are living? If so, how does the concept of beshert reconcile with our notion of free will? Or, for the religious among us, how does free will cohabitate with divine providence – the idea that God watches over us, guides us, and even interferes with our affairs?

PJFM Mission:

Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media (PJFM) creates connection and community through Jewish cinema and digital storytelling. PJFM welcomes everyone to engage with Jewish culture and values through its educational and entertaining year-round programs. 

PJFM Vision:

To share, celebrate, and advance Jewish storytelling through film and new media programs and events in Philadelphia and beyond. Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media (PJFM) will remain at the forefront of technology trends and developments, offering artists, content creators, and the community at large unique opportunities to engage and connect.

Priority goes to those filmmakers that are in marginalized communities (BIPOC, disabled, trans/non-binary, neurodivergent).

Each film screened will receive exclusive "Official Selection" laurels.

Films must be submitted through our FilmFreeway page and conform to all rules and guidelines set out by FilmFreeway. Since the series is ongoing, you only need to submit your film once and it will remain in consideration for future screenings. Once a submission fee has been paid it will not be refunded.

The lineup for each screening will be publicly announced two weeks prior to the show. Notifications will be sent out to entrants one prior to the screening.

A film may be withdrawn from consideration at any time for any reason until it has been selected for screening. No refunds will be given for withdrawals. Once a film has been selected for screening and the entrant notified of the selection, the film may not be withdrawn for any reason.

By submitting, the entrant agrees that all content in the film is their original work and/or they have obtained all necessary rights and permissions to screen the project as well as any copyrighted, trademarked, or proprietary material contained within. Entrants may be asked to show proof that they have permission to elements of the work that fall into question. Any work found to violate copyright laws will be immediately disqualified without refund. Entrant assumes any and all responsibility for any legal issues arising from the screening of the work they submit.

Overall Rating
  • Our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" was Semi Finalist which is a great encouragement for us.

    January 2021
  • Graziano Quaglini

    Thanks ! it's nice to see a Festival that takes care of every entry for the next future

    January 2021
  • Jim Zounis

    It was a great honor to have our Short Film selected as a Semi-finalist and to be exhibited at the "Roxie Roz Burleque" event! Thank you all!

    January 2021
  • Brilliant—thank you for including me!

    January 2021